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Books to get you ready for Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding

Harry is off the market, but the royal books are still on the shelf. To help pass the time as you await your invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s spring wedding, here are some books to indulge your deepest Anglophilia. Laura Hartmann-Villalta, who teaches English at Georgetown and founded a D.C.-based royal reading meetup […]

The 10 best YA books of 2017

Jason Reynolds’ stunning, thrilling, and intoxicatingly innovative Long Way Down takes place in a 60-second timeframe. It provides an unrelenting, lyrical take on teen gun violence, using its own, disarming method of storytelling to reel you in and never let you go. Buy it here. Article source:

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

For a chaotic year, I’m offering a chaotic “Best Books” list — but I think my list is chaotic in a good sense. These books zing off in all directions: They’re fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward’s gorgeous and bleak novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, […]

Physics books of 2017

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, by Dava Sobel  Dava Sobel (Longitude, The Planets, Galileo’s Daughter) shines a light on the irreplaceable contributions of the women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these women exhaustively cataloged millions of stars from glass photographic […]

Boy, 4, reads 100 books in one day

CHICAGO – Caleb Green loves to read, so he decided he was going to read 100 books in one day. After every 10 books, he was going to celebrate with a dance. His parents streamed his feat on Facebook Live. Caleb’s father, Sylus Green, said at first he had a gut reaction to talk him down, […]

Best Film Books of 2017

In this first biography of the Academy Award–winning director Michael Curtiz (1886–1962), film scholar Alan K. Rode takes us through the colorful and sometimes temperamental personal life and magisterial films of a multifaceted overachiever. During his remarkable twenty-seven year tenure at Warner Brothers, Curtiz directed swashbuckling adventures, westerns, war films, gangster films, musicals, historical dramas, […]

The best books for babies’ brains, according to psychological research

Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is critical for supporting development. The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who recognize that it’s an important habit. A summary report by Child Trends, […]

Top 10 Books of 2017

    Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Exit West takes readers on an imaginative story that tells a very contemporary reality. An unnamed city with an emotionally-charged refugee crisis exposes truths about the emotionality of the immigrant experience while the two protagonists, Nadia and Saeed, sort out their love story. Hamid weaves a novel regarding […]

Arts Pop: Gifting books this holiday season

ST. LOUIS, MO – Want to give every person on your holiday gift list something they will truly love? Then consider a book dedicated to their favorite passion or activity.  Whether music, sports, travel, or food, books can be found on any subject. Of course, books also make a great gifts for kids as well and […]

Holiday gift ideas: Best investment books

CLOSE Millennials, this is how you can fix your YOLO financial mind-set. USA TODAY Ken Fisher(Photo: Fisher Investments) Do you need a fast, easy Christmas present for cousin Jean who likes, or should like, investing? Then how about a book on the topic? My advice is don’t go for something new and hip. Few investment […]